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“Captain Tom”


EDC CrossFit Tribute/Memorial WOD

14.5K 632
  • For Time
  • 10 Rounds of:
  • 30 Lunges
  • 4 Devil Presses (2x50/35 lb)
  • 19 Air Squats
  • 20 Double-Unders
  • Directly into:
  • 100 Burpees

With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed work in the order written. Athlete must complete 10 rounds of 30 Lunges, 4 Devils Presses, 19 Air Squats, and 20 Double-Unders. To complete the workout, perform the 100 Burpees as a buy-out.

Score is the time on the clock when the 100th Burpee is completed.

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Background: This workout was designed as a tribute to Captain Tom Moore, a World War II veteran who raised millions through a fundraiser he established to support the UK’s National Health Service charities during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Moore was knighted by the Queen to Capain Sir Tom. And the Army made him an honorary Colonel.

At 99 years old he vowed to keep walking laps of his garden in the Bedfordshire Village of Marston Moretaine in order to raise money for the fight against the novel coronavirus. His goal: reach 100 laps before his 100th birthday on April 30, 2020. He met that goal 2 weeks early, and he dramatically blew his £1K fundraising goal out of the water.

The next year, the 100-year-old veteran died on February 2, 2021, just days after he tested positive for Covid-19.

This workout was designed by Espirit de Corps CrossFit @edc_crossfit_ (UK) in then Captain (now Colonel) Tom’s honor.

The rep scheme signifies:
– 10 rounds for the number of laps he did each day
– 30-4-19-20 reps for his date of birth on April 30, 1920
– 100 Burpees for his age on his upcoming birthday.

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